Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wind Turbine Blade Failure

I once heard a leading wind turbine expert say, "The most important advancement in wind energy was advanced breaking, and in particular, the air-brake." Breaking allows a turbine to operate in higher wind speeds; it also makes a wind turbine safer.

Here is recent news of a wind blade breaking at Europe's largest onshore wind farm. I would be interested to see what the culprit was...

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